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Rilke's sonnets to Orpheus : philosophical and critical perspectives / edited by Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge and Luke Fischer.

Publication:
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Book
x, 290 pages ; 21 cm
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Subjects:
Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926. Orpheus, Eurydike, Hermes.
Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
Written in three weeks of creative inspiration in 1922, Rainer Maria Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus are well known for their enigmatic power and lyrical intensity. The essays in this volume forge a new path in illuminating the philosophical significance of this late masterpiece. The volume features eight essays by philosophers, literary critics, and Rilke scholars, which approach a number of the central themes and motifs of the Sonnets as well as the significance of their formal and technical qualities. An introductory essay (coauthored by the editors) situates the book in the context of philosophical poetics, the reception of Rilke as a philosophical poet, and the place of the Sonnets in Rilke's oeuvre.
Contents:
Introduction
Part I. Interiority, world-disclosure, and constructivism
On inwardness and place in Rilke's sonnets to Orpheus
Rilke on formally disclosing the meaning of things
The modernism of the sonnets to Orpheus: abstraction and figurality
Part II. Death, love, and the beyond
Beyond existentialism: the Orphic unity of life and death
Love in paramyth: on Rilke's figuration of the Orpheus myth
The feminine in Rilke's sonnets to Orpheus: a philosophy of productive deprivation
Part III. Ecocriticism and animal ethics
The imaginative ecology of Rilke's sonnets to Orpheus
The Pozzo sonnet: Rilke and the killing of the doves.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Eldridge, Hannah Vandegrift, editor.
Fischer, Luke, editor.
Other format:
Online version: Rilke's sonnets to Orpheus
ISBN:
9780190685423
0190685425
9780190685416
0190685417
OCLC:
1074319946